ANTHROPOLOGIE
International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
 
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2019 (Vols. 1-57)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
ISSN 2570-9127 (Online)
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It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform all colleagues: Doc. MUDr. Vladimír Novotný, CSc, a long-time member of the editorial board of the Anthropologie, has died on 30th November 2019 at the age of 80 years.
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'Löther R, 1983: Ontogeny, Phylogeny and the Evolution of Man. Anthropologie (Brno) 21, 1: 19-22'.
 
Abstract
An epitome of essential trains of thoughs of S. J. Gould's "Ontegeny and Phylogeny" (1977) and V. Geist's "Life Strategies, Human Evolution, Environmental Design" (1978) is given, concerning the relationship between ontogeny and phylogeny in general and with special regard to retardation and neoteny in human evolution. It outlines the history of the problems, their recent treatment in the light of the biological theory of evolution and their role in the explanation of human evolution by that theory. A critical and constructive reconsideration of Bolk's theory of fetalization is included. The evolutionary significance of changes in developmental timing is exemplified by the difference between man and chimpanzee at the genetic and the epigenetic level. The importance of the field of development for the synthesis of molecular and evolutionary biology is indicated.
 
Keywords
Recapitulation - Neoteny - Retardation - Fetilization - Human evolution - Chimpanzee - Epigenetic level - Synthesis - Evolutionary biology
 
 
 
 

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